Zoo Camp Counselor

Organization: Santa Barbara Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Schedule: 6/17 – 8/23 Monday – Friday between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM, approximately 6 hours/day.

Mandatory Training Dates (Must attend all of the following):

• May 18 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

• May 19 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

• May 25 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

• May 26 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

• June 1 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

• June 2 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Do you love kids? Do you love animals? Are you interested in teaching kids about animals? If so, we want you as part of our Zoo Camp team! Zoo Camp counselors are responsible for ensuring a safe, fun Zoo Camp experience for groups of up to 13 campers, while leading them in games, songs, crafts, and hands-on science activities. Campers range in age from 3 to 13, each counselor will be assigned to a particular age group within that range.

Requirements: Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age, attend all training days, and work at least 9 of the 10 camp weeks (June 17 – August 23) between the hours indicated. Successful applicants will be outgoing, responsible, fun-loving team players with a positive attitude and experience working with children. Some college coursework in education, science, or related fields is preferred. Must have the ability to work outdoors, access all areas of the facility and negotiate the zoo work environment. Applicants must complete a DOJ background check and be first aid and CPR certified prior to beginning camp.

Compensation: $10/hour

Please use Zoo Camp Employment Application only. Deadline to apply is March 29, 2013, COB.

For consideration, please download Zoo Camp Employment Application from http://www.sbzoo.org/images/stories/Content/Zoo_Camp_Application_2013.docx and send with cover letter and three references to: Santa Barbara Zoo, Attn. HR, 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, email to hr@sbzoo.org or fax to (805)962-3659, Attn. Human Resources.